‘Black girl magic’: 19 black women ran for judge in Texas county – and all 19 won | US news | The Guardian

Democrats won all 59 judicial races in Harris county in Tuesday’s midterm elections. In one of the most eye-catching and significant results, the long-time incumbent Republican county judge, Ed Emmett – in effect, the county’s chief executive – lost to Lina Hidalgo, a 27-year-old first-time candidate who immigrated from Colombia as a teenager.

Source: ‘Black girl magic’: 19 black women ran for judge in Texas county – and all 19 won | US news | The Guardian

SPLC lawsuit: Family detained, searched in Mississippi because they ‘looked’ Latino | Southern Poverty Law Center

This Latino family was detained by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office for approximately four hours, without any reason to believe that they had committed a crime. During the detention, the deputy – who announced that he was looking for “illegals” – confiscated the family’s passports and valid immigration documents, and repeatedly threatened the father, Marcos Martinez, with losing his lawful permanent residency if he did not admit to possessing drugs. Despite two invasive searches and extensive questioning during last year’s stop, no drugs or any other evidence of criminal activity was found. The family’s only “crime” was that they looked Latino.

Source: SPLC lawsuit: Family detained, searched in Mississippi because they ‘looked’ Latino | Southern Poverty Law Center

British journalist Victor Mallet denied entry to Hong Kong as tourist | South China Morning Post – See what China and Trump share – hate free press!

Post learns that former Financial Times editor was turned away after nearly four hours of questioning, with ‘no explanation given’ by authorities

Source: British journalist Victor Mallet denied entry to Hong Kong as tourist | South China Morning Post

Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing border illegally | World news | The Guardian  – Put a black armband on the Statue of Liberty while these racists are in power!

Homeland security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker issue new restrictive regulation

Source: Trump administration blocks asylum claims by those crossing border illegally | World news | The Guardian

Opinion | Let Jim Acosta Do His Job – The New York Times

If Ms. Sanders was so offended by that physical contact, what did she have to say when her boss praised as “my kind of guy” Representative Greg Gianforte of Montana, who was sentenced to anger management classes and community service for body-slamming a Guardian reporter last spring? What is most alarming in the Acosta incident is its illustration of the extent of Mr. Trump’s ignorance of the role of a free press in American tradition and democracy, and of the president’s role in defending it. Nobody would argue that the news media is infallible, and that, in the terrible polarization of American society, news reporters would feel targeted for attack for doing their jobs. Mr. Acosta, for one, has been outspoken in his frustration with the White House press operation.